Likens receives Frontiers of Knowledge Award

This February, Dr. Gene Likens was honored with the Frontiers of Knowledge Award from the BBVA Foundation for his contributions “to understand how ecosystems respond to human-induced alterations of the natural environment, key to better protect our planet.” Read more at the BBVA Foundation website.

The work done by Gene Likens, a professor at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York, “was instrumental to develop effective policies to reduce the acid rain problem,” according to the prize jury.  His discovery, published in 1974, paved the way for measures like the Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990, “with great impact on environmental law and clean-energy research.”